Exhibit: The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad

Posted by Nancy Dalaska on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 2:25pm.

Don't miss this educational exhibit at the Park City Library May 1 - May 28, 2019.  This display seeks to give a voice to the Chinese migrants whose labor on the Transcontinental Railroad help to shape the physical and social landscape of the American West. Between 1864 and 1869, over 10,000 Chinese migrants toiled to help construct Americ's first Transcontinental Railroad.  They bore tunnels through granite, worked continuously through treacherous winters, laid down track through the Great Basis, and set the last rails before the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit, UT.  By 1893, Park City had approximately 400 Chinese residents; roughly 10% of the town's population.

Free

Leave a Comment